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Special Olympics Athletes Will Compete Today in Havre

 

April 24, 2019

Meadowlark Elementary School's Unified Champions School Banner. Koleman Anderson and Aidan Zinn hold their Special Olympics banner while their unified partners and support system have their backs. Back Row: Coach Mr. Jon Martin, Mekayla Brown, Gracie Skoyen, Dentin DePriest, Madilyn Gruszie, Hannah Schoen, Hendrix Doney, Alexus Seymour, Mrs. Pam Darrah, and Mrs. Leann Haider. Middle Row: Brianna Boettcher, Rilee Molyneaux, Jeni Mord, and Addison Olsen.

Last July at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington, ESPN and Special Olympics hosted the first-ever Unified Sports Challenge raising awareness for an inclusive world. Through the power of athletics, Special Olympics is spreading the ideas of unity, tolerance, and respect.

As part of this inclusion revolution, Mr. Jon Martin, the principal at Meadowlark Elementary Schools, has agreed to coach a unified team at the Great Northern Area Special Olympic Games this year. Koleman Anderson and Aidan Zinn are the two athletes from Meadowlark Elementary School who will represent Chinook at th...



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